LA-LA LAND RECORDS IN CONJUNCTION WITH ELECTRONIC ARTS RELEASE 8 DISC LIMITED EDITION MEDAL OF HONOR SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION

LOS ANGELES, CA– Electronic Arts (EA) continues to make new strides in video game music with the release of the MEDAL OF HONOR SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION. The limited edition eight disc, ten hour set represents original scores from the MEDAL OF HONOR videogame series, previously unreleased material from the award-winning composers Michael Giacchino, Christopher Lennertz and Ramin Djawadi, a 40-page booklet with complete track information, and an introduction by game creator, Director Steven Spielberg. According to Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music and Marketing at EA,“the box set representing the 12-year-old franchise is an absolute milestone for video game scores. The millions of MEDAL OF HONOR fans around the world deserve nothing less. We are honored to partner with LA-LA Land Records.” The limited edition box set will be released March 1 st.  

In choosing an appropriate composer to convey the mood of the first MEDAL OF HONOR, legendary director Steven Spielberg was introduced to and impressed with young unknown composer, Michael Giacchino.“I did what anybody in their right mind would do,” said Spielberg. “I signed him up to score MEDAL OF HONOR—and the rest of Giacchino’s history belongs to him.” Giacchino’s video game score pioneered live orchestral recordings of videogame music.

After four highly successful video game scores, the baton was passed to Christopher Lennertz, who also composed the score for the Quantum of Solace game. Lennertz recorded MOH European Assault and Pacific Assault with the Hollywood Studio Symphony, which has recorded for legendary composers such as John Williams.

Last year the game was reinvented and for the first time in its 12-year history, MEDAL OF HONOR left World War II and entered the modern day warfare in Afghanistan. The most recent disc of the collection demanded an intense score that could bring the game into this brand new era, and Ramin Djawadi was brought on for the challenge. Known for his score for Iron Man and the Prison Break television series, Djawadi’s score matches the intensity of the soldier’s story and Tier 1 experience in 2010’s MEDAL OF HONOR.

The increasing demand of the MEDAL OF HONOR scores by soundtrack aficionados led to EA's musical compendium of the MOH music. The rising popularity of videogame music has created an outcry to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) to create a GRAMMY category honoring "Best Videogame Score." Currently, the Grammys recognizes video game music as part of the category“Best Score Soundtrack for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.” 

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LA-LA Land Records, headquartered in Burbank, California, is a leading film and TV soundtrack company. Founded in 2002, the label is dedicated to releasing scores both physically and online. The CD booklets feature photos and original art as well as personal notes from the composers, directors, producers, actors and historians. LA-LA Land Records releases classic and current film and TV scores from The Omen to Battlestar Galactica by leading composers including Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, Danny Elfman, Michael Giacchino, Angelo Badalamenti, and Bear McCreary. LA-LA Land's homepage is http://www.lalalandrecords.com

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Presenting the MEDAL OF HONOR: SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION, a limited edition 8-CD box set comprised of the sensational scores from the acclaimed Electronic Arts MEDAL OF HONOR video games, composed by Michael Giacchino (UP, STAR TREK (2009),THE INCREDIBLES), Christopher Lennertz (HOP, SUPERNATURAL, ALVIN AND THE CHIIPMUNKS) and Ramin Djawadi (GAME OF THRONES, IRON MAN, CLASH OF THE TITANS(2010)). This comprehensive collection brings together some of the best music ever recorded for the video game industry.

Each disc has been remastered from EA vault elements, as well as source material from the composers’ private collections. Discs 1-6 house the scores from MEDAL OF HONOR, MOH UNDERGROUND, MOH FRONTLINE, MOH ALLIED ASSAULT, MOH PACIFIC ASSAULT, MOH EUROPEAN ASSAULT, MOH RISING SUN and MOH AIRBORNE.

Disc 7 contains the score to MEDAL OF HONOR (2010) with unreleased bonus material. And Disc 8 features never-before-released BONUS tracks from MOH AIRBORNE, MOH RISING SUN and MOH EUROPEAN ASSUALT. Produced by Steve Schnur, Raphaella Lima, Erik Kraber and MV Gerhard, and remastered by James Nelson, this comprehensive box set is a limited edition of 2000 units. The 40 page booklet includes exclusive liner notes by film music writer Dan Goldwasser. All of it is housed in an attractive, reinforced cardboard slipcase, featuring an exclusive introductory quote from MOH creator Steven Spielberg.

TRACK LISTING:

DISC 1: MEDAL OF HONOR

MUSIC BY MICHAEL GIACCHINO

1. Medal Of Honor (4:10)

2. Locating Enemy Positions (4:12)

3. Taking Out The Railgun (3:52)

4. Attack On Fort Schmerzen (3:57)

5. The Radar Train (3:35)

6. Rescuing The G3 Officer (4:09)

7. Panzer Attack (4:17)

8. Rjuken Sabotage (4:08)

9. The U-Boat (4:43)

10. Merker’s Salt Mine (4:09)

11. Approaching Colditz Castle (3:22)

12. Securing The Codebook (3:37)

13. Nordhausen (3:18)

14. Stopping The V2 (4:14)

15. The Jet Aircraft Facility (3:29)

16. The Road To Berlin (3:07)

17. Medal Of Honor (Alternate Version) (3:03)

18. The Road To Berlin (Radio Broadcast) (4:05)

RUNNING TIME: 69:27

DISC 2: MEDAL OF HONOR UNDERGROUND

MUSIC BY MICHAEL GIACCHINO

1.“May 10TH, 1940 (Main Theme)”(4:28)

2. The Streets Of Paris (3:50)

3. Amongst The Dead (3:17)

4. Fleeing The Catacombs(3:09)

5. Panzer Blockade(3:20)

6. The Road To Tobruk (3:24)

7. Escape From Casablanca(3:20)

8. Passage To Iraklion(3:40)

9. Labyrinth Of The Minotaur(3:15)

10. Ascent To The Castle (3:25)

11. Last Rites (3:34)

12. The Battle Of Monte Cassino (3:16)

13. The Motorcycle Chase(4:18)

14. Returning To Paris (3:25)

15. Beneath The City(3:09)

16. Each Night He Comes Home To Me (3:53)

17.“May 10th,1940(Alternate Version)” (4:20)

18. Er Lasst Mich Niemals Allein (OSS Radio Broadcast) (4:32)

RUNNING TIME:65:35

DISC 3: MEDAL OF HONOR FRONTLINE

MUSIC BY MICHAEL GIACCHINO

1. Operation Market Garden/Storm In The Port (5:33)

2. Border Town (3:36)

3. U-4902 (4:44)

4. Shipyards Of Lorient/Needle In A Haystack (3:14)

5. After The Drop (5:38)

6. Kleveburg (3:32)

7. Manor House Rally (3:48)

8. The Halftrack Chase/Several Bridges Too Far (3:40)

9. Nijmegen Bridge (3:22)

10. The Rowhouses (4:40)

11. Arnhem/Rolling Thunder (5:51)

12. Emmerich Station (3:02)

13. Thuringer Wald Express (2:52)

14. Sturmgeist's Armored Train/The Hornet's Nest (3:55)

15. Approaching The Tarmac (3:48)

16. Clipping Their Wings (3:27)

17. Escaping Gotha (7:16)

18. The Songless Nightingale (2:42)

RUNNING TIME: 74:40

DISC 4: MEDAL OF HONOR ALLIED ASSAULT

MUSIC BY MICHAEL GIACCHINO

1. Main Theme (4:04)

2. North Africa (3:19)

3. Schmerzen (3:37)

4. Sniper Town (3:21)

5. Tiger Tank (3:25)

RUNNING TIME 17:46

MEDAL OF HONOR PACIFIC ASSAULT

MUSIC BY CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ

6. Main Theme (2:07)

7. Opening (1:44)

8. Dear Dad (1:06)

9. Boot Camp (1:13)

10. No Fear (0:39)

11. Pearl Harbot Ending (1:18)

12. Battlegrounds (1:30)

13. Tarawa (1:02)

14. Rein (0:38)

15. To Guadalcanal (0:48)

16. Reunion (1:10)

17. 3 Week Wonder (0:55)

18. The Jungle (0:26)

19. On Patrol (0:44)

RUNNING TIME: 15:20

MEDAL OF HONOR EUROPEAN ASSAULT

MUSIC BY CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ

20. Dogs Of War - Main Title (2:59)

21. Operation Chariot (3:16)

22. Casualties Of War (1:40)

23. Redball Express (3:17)

24. To Stalingrad (3:16)

25. Clearing Tobruk (2:06)

26. North Africa (5:22)

27. The Desert Rats (2:18)

28.“Russia, 1942 (2:17)

29. Battle Of The Bulge (4:16)

30. One Man Can Make A Difference (2:09)

RUNNING TIME: 32:56

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 66:02

DISC 5: MEDAL OF HONOR RISING SUN

MUSIC BY CHRISTOPHER LENNERTZ

1. Main Titles* (3:15)

2. Taiko Brigade (1:18)

3. PT Attack (1:08)

4. Deep In Guadalcanal (1:45)

5. Stalking The Caves (2:40)

6. We're Hit (1:12)

7. Engine Trouble (2:03)

8. Requiem For The California (1:37)

9. Saving Pearl Harbor (2:05)

10. Singapore Docks (2:05)

11. Passing The Nevada (1:08)

12. Burma (3:08)

13. Elephant Battle (1:13)

14. March On The Temple (2:10)

15. A Prisoner's Eulogy (2:05)

16. Nazi Disguise/Shima's Speech* (2:04)

17. Natives Are Restless (1:50)

18. Carrier Deck (1:15)

19. Tanaka's Death/The Hanger (3:36)

20. Tank March (1:23)

21. Philippines/Zero Attack (1:46)

22. Courtyard Strike (1:12)

23. Yamashita's Gold (2:54)

24. Incoming!/Aftermath (1:38)

25. Jungle Swarm (3:49)

26. They Got Donnie (1:04)

27. Shell Shock (2:21)

28. The Sewers (1:31)

29. Shima Escapes (0:55)

30. Take Off/Finale (1:52)

31. Hymn To Brothers Lost* (2:57)

RUNNING TIME: 60:59

    <*>- Contains Themes From Previous Medal Of Honor? Releases.

DISC 6: MEDAL OF HONOR AIRBORNE

MUSIC BY MICHAEL GIACCHINO

1. Medal Of Honor Airborne (Main Theme) (3:49)

2. Operation Husky (3:28)

3. Back Alleys (2:24)

4. In The Trenches (2:36)

5. Restoration Temple(2:48)

6. Gunfight In The Ruins (5:25)

7. Operation Neptune (2:35)

8. Following The Demolition Wires (1:07)

9. Room By Room (2:25)

10. Unblocking Utah (2:44)

11. Operation Varsity (3:40)

12. Sniper Showdown(3:18)

13. Das Flakturn (2:38)

14. Destroying The Fuel Reserves (2:31)

15. Dropping Into Nijmegen (3:01)

16. Wreckage Of Nijmegen (7:05)

17. Defusing The Charges (2:38)

18. Taking Out The Sighting Tower (2:32)

19. Paestum Landing (2:51)

20. Medal Of Honor Airborne (End Credits) (4:17)

RUNNING TIME: 63:52

DISC 7: MEDAL OF HONOR(2010)

MUSIC BY RAMIN DJAWADI

1. From Here (3:51)

2. Watch Your Corners (3:23)

3. Heroes Aboard (5:10)

4. Streets Of Gardez (3:56)

5. The Time Is Upon Us (2:02)

6. Hunter-Killer (2:22)

7. Falling Away (2:48)

8. Taking The Field (2:28)

9. High Ground (2:28)

10. Thirty Seconds Out (1:57)

11. The Summit(2:47)

12. Paint Em Up (2:33)

13. Enemy Down (2:50)

14. All Rounds Expended (3:10)

15. Send In The Rangers (3:22)

16. Tariq's Plea (4:09)

17. Wfo (2:38)

18. Final Extraction (3:43)

19. H-Hour (2:14)

20. Wiyar (2:08)

RUNNING TIME: 59:59

BONUS TRACKS

21. Aftermath (2:28)

22. Fire (1:56)

23. Go Loud (1:05)

24. Hindu Kush Remix (1:22)

25. Last Peel (2:17)

26. Mobilize The QRF (2:27)

27. Soar (2:05)

28. Time To Move (2:17)

29. Tower Siege (2:38)

RUNNING TIME: 18:35

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 78:34

DISC 8: BONUS DISC:

MEDAL OF HONOR RISING SUN - BONUS MUSIC

1. Chase (1:09)

2. Ambush (2:05)

3. Counter Attack (1:11)

4. Nearing The River (2:03)

5. The Speech/Get Ready (1:46)

6. Take Cover (1:37)

7. Taking The Field (1:37)

8. The Riverbed (1:17)

9. Storming The Bunker (1:13)

10. Hotel Battle (1:06)

11. They're After Us (1:09)

12. Taiko Brigade (Alt) (1:12)

RUNNING TIME: 17:25

MEDAL OF HONOR EUROPEAN ASSAULT - BONUS MUSIC

13. Invasion Beaches (2:07)

14. Expel The Germans (2:12)

15. Territorial Gain (1:56)

16. Adabold Brectch (2:02)

17. Mutual Nemesis (2:11)

18. Into The Camps (4:05)

19. Secure Defend (2:10)

20. Flight Over Stalingrad (2:17)

21. The First Mission (1:15)

22. Captured Commandos (4:01)

23. Follow Holt (2:06)

24. Finish The Job (1:08)

25. Ambushed (0:29)

26. Clear A Path (2:10)

27. Continued Alarm (2:07)

28. Dogs Of War (New) (2:58)

29. Fall Back (0:28)

30. Fight With Honor (2:12)

31. Here They Come (0:31)

32. Holt's Targets (1:15)

33. Hurtgen Forest (2:13)

RUNNING TIME: 41:53

MEDAL OF HONOR AIRBORNE - BONUS MUSIC

34. Call To Action Pt 1(0:39)

35. Call To Action Pt 2(0:38)

36. E3 Video (1:13)

37. Mission Complete V1 (0:21)

38. Mission Complete V2 (0:21)

39. Objectives (0:30)

40. The Drop - Intense (0:32)

41. The Drop - Safe (0:35)

42. Varsity Suspense (Long) (1:15)

43. Discovery 2 (0:18)

44. Final Objective (0:34)

45. Allies Win (0:32)

46. Axis Wins (0:35)

RUNNING TIME: 8:03

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 67:21 

MEDIA CONTACT: Ray Costa

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                  (323) 650-3588

                         rcosta@costacomm.com

Editor’s note: Music, interviews and hi-res art available  


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